Blitzortung Lightning Monitor

Blitzortung Lightning Monitor


Simple to use map based application visualizing real time full area lightning data provided by the blitzortung.org lightning location network project. The current thunderstorm situation at your fingertips.

Feature summary:
- realtime display of lightning data
- display of historical lightning data of the last 24 hours
- for regions Europe, North & South America, Asia, Africa and Australia/New Zealand
- lightning strike time color coded
- reduced data volume and fast response
- current lightning strike time and lightning count
- optional user location display
- alarm function shows distance/direction of storms
- alarm background service
- support for notifications and vibration alarm
- single stroke display for blitzortung.org participants

Please visit http://www.blitzortung.org for more information regarding the community based lightning location project. http://www.blitzortung.org.

The raster display ensures a fast performance of the application even if there is a very high thunderstorm activity. Blitzortung.org participants can visualize all stroke locations individually.

If you would like to contribute to a translation of the software in your language, please do not hesitate to contact the author of the software.

Note to Australian/US west coast users: The blitzortung.org network is currently concentrated on the eastern part of the continent. If you would like to help to extend the coverage to other parts of Australia/South America/Asia/Africa, please participate in the blitzortung.org network. Further information can be found here http://blitzortung.org/Webpages/index.php?page=2. Thank you!

Project Repository: https://github.com/wuan/bo-android

Using the GPS location provider in combination with the background service can lead to high battery use. Please use the network or the passive location provider for background operation.

Recent changes:
Version 1.3.6:
- threshold for stroke count per area
- optimized default values

Version 1.3.5:
- added new regions South America, Asia and Africa
- added quick settings menu (tap on legend)
- fixed missing legend updates
- port to gradle build
- czech translation

Version 1.3.4:
- fixed various errors
- accelerated backend service

Version 1.3.2:
- fixed NPE

Version 1.3.1:
- do not require location manager, when not active
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About Blitzortung Lightning Monitor
Simple to use map based application visualizing real time full area lightning data provided by the blitzortung.org lightning location network project. The current thunderstorm situation at your fingertips.

Feature summary:
- realtime display of lightning data
- display of historical lightning data of the last 24 hours
- for regions Europe, North & South America, Asia, Africa and Australia/New Zealand
- lightning strike time color coded
- reduced data volume and fast response
- current lightning strike time and lightning count
- optional user location display
- alarm function shows distance/direction of storms
- alarm background service
- support for notifications and vibration alarm
- single stroke display for blitzortung.org participants

Please visit http://www.blitzortung.org for more information regarding the community based lightning location project. http://www.blitzortung.org.

The raster display ensures a fast performance of the application even if there is a very high thunderstorm activity. Blitzortung.org participants can visualize all stroke locations individually.

If you would like to contribute to a translation of the software in your language, please do not hesitate to contact the author of the software.

Note to Australian/US west coast users: The blitzortung.org network is currently concentrated on the eastern part of the continent. If you would like to help to extend the coverage to other parts of Australia/South America/Asia/Africa, please participate in the blitzortung.org network. Further information can be found here http://blitzortung.org/Webpages/index.php?page=2. Thank you!

Project Repository: https://github.com/wuan/bo-android

Using the GPS location provider in combination with the background service can lead to high battery use. Please use the network or the passive location provider for background operation.

Recent changes:
Version 1.3.6:
- threshold for stroke count per area
- optimized default values

Version 1.3.5:
- added new regions South America, Asia and Africa
- added quick settings menu (tap on legend)
- fixed missing legend updates
- port to gradle build
- czech translation

Version 1.3.4:
- fixed various errors
- accelerated backend service

Version 1.3.2:
- fixed NPE

Version 1.3.1:
- do not require location manager, when not active
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 24, 2015
Doesn't work At Disney and heard thunder, app says it's 13 miles away and it struck right over our heads. I kept checking the app as the storm raged on and it never showed the lightening that was coming down all around us.
A Google User
Aug 22, 2015
Was better
A Google User
Aug 20, 2015
Excellent. With notifications for your area.
A Google User
Aug 20, 2015
Thanks for the info, concerning metric, but there is no way to set raster to miles, its only in kmh
A Google User
Aug 19, 2015
Wanted to like it, but... ...it could never seem to find my location, either by network or by gps. I run several other weather apps and they all find my location without any problems.